rapid manufacturing


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rapid manufacturing

Building parts out of plastic or metal one layer at a time using a method of additive fabrication such as 3D printing. Multiple pieces, either similar or dissimilar, can be built simultaneously. Rapid manufacturing evolved from some of the technologies used to build prototypes (see rapid prototyping). See 3D printing.
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Caption: AFS has been a partner at RAPID for several years in order to keep metalcasting in the forefront of development and discussion when it comes to rapid manufacturing and 3-D printing.
Professor Richard Hague of Loughborough's school of mechanical engineering emphasised the sustainability of rapid manufacturing.
A large panel of metal rapid manufacturing techniques was validated as well as many powder materials and post finishing techniques to fit with the high level of quality required by production tool inserts for plastic injection.
However, the relative impact pales in comparison to the wide-ranging advantages that exist when rapid manufacturing is implemented.
The use of metal materials, such as titanium, is ah exciting new area for rapid manufacturing, and we're pleased to enable Medical Modeling to deliver a much needed service to improve the lives of people worldwide.
The new rapid manufacturing solution will include a 3-D scanner for data capture, Geomagic software for product design, 3D Systems' stereolithography solid imaging systems for rapid development and materials used to produce the end product.
Beyond applications for the process on Earth, NASA engineers hope to use rapid manufacturing on the International Space Station or in space travel.
Morgan Crucible, Nippon Sheet Glass, Expeditors International, Oryx Advanced Materials, Rapid Manufacturing Honored for Outstanding Performance
AFS represented the metalcasting industry to thousands of attendees who came to the event to network and learn more about rapid manufacturing including 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, and the additive manufacturing industry.
Cuomo today announced that Arnprior Rapid Manufacturing Solutions Inc.
Beginning with a discussion of the theory behind rapid manufacturing and the streamlining of the process between creative inception and finished product, the work discusses the creation of construction elements and details as well as facade structures and provides information on state of the art hybrid technologies and complex contour crafting.
a supplier of 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and rapid manufacturing equipment and materials, has acquired Acu-Cast Technologies, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

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